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Timber Floor Sanding - Polishing SWMS

Timber Floor Sanding - Polishing SWMS

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  • Written by ex WHS inspectors
  • Referenced
  • Risk ratings before and after control measures
  • MS Word format NOT PDF
  • Task specific and site specific details easy to add
  • Includes easy to complete boxes for Company details and project details
  • Employee sign off section
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  • Review Date: 14 March 2014

Timber Floor Sanding & Polishing Information:

The Timber Floor Sanding & Polishing Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) is a comprehensive 15 page procedure. This SWMS involves the use of a floor sander on indoor timber floor then polishing using varnish or similar floor coating.

The Timber Floor Sanding & Polishing procedure is ready to use and is not a blank template. Simply add your company details, ABN, and include any site specific details or risks and make it specific to the task at hand. It is then ready for printing and to be incorporated as part of your overall OHS System.

The Timber Floor Sanding & Polishing Work Method Statement can be used as part of your OHS inductions, for Tool box talks or tender applications.

The Safety Procedure includes:

  • PPE
  • Safety Notes
  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Pre-operational Inspection
  • Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • References


Storing Coating:

  • Ensure packages are stored within manufacturer’s recommendations (example: between 5-35OC)
  • Ensure adequate spill containment is provided (eg: Bunded Pallets for packages if required)
  • Out of direct sunlight. Do not allow temperature to exceed 49 degrees.
  • Store away from ignition sources
  • Store clear of incompatibles (such as strong acids, oxidisers, aluminium and copper alloys
  • Ensure spill containment kit available at site:
    • Non-combustible absorbent materials
    • Non-sparking tools

Remove all furnishings, floor hardware, curtains, items in cabinets etc. Cover items that cannot be removed with plastic and duct tape.

Seal all voids with heavy plastic and duct tape. Include:

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Air conditioning cooling and heating vents

Prepare floor.

  • Ensure nails are punched at least 3mm below surface of boards
  • Holes filled with timber putty and allowed to dry
  • Cleaned free of dirt, grease, debris or flammable materials such as oil and thinners.

Provide mechanical extraction for dust control as needed.

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